Community Champion Annie Swanston nominated for local award

24 April 2019

Annie Swanston, Crohn’s & Colitis UK Community Champion, has been shortlisted for the Inspiring Hertfordshire Community Champion award.

The Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards were launched in 2012 to focus on and celebrate the expertise, achievements and outstanding contribution that businesses and individuals continually contributing to the growth of Hertfordshire.

Annie Swanston has been shortlisted for the award after being nominated by her employer Spire Harpenden Hospital. She has been raising awareness for those living with Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis for 16 years.


We are thrilled that Annie has been nominated for this local award as she has been a huge support for the charity in the last 16 years and it is great to see her honoured in this way.

She really is an inspiration; she spends her time to plan and organise amazing events throughout the year, raising vital funds for Crohn’s & Colitis UK. Her tireless fundraising efforts not only help to ensure that those people diagnosed with the conditions get the right care but also helps to raise awareness, enabling more people to understand the impact of these conditions and helping to tackle the stigma surrounding them. We are looking forward to the 13th June where we hope to see her crowned the winner as she truly deserves it.

Charlie Keep
Director of Income, Crohn's & Colitis UK

I am absolutely delighted to have been nominated for this award, raising the profile and awareness of Crohns and Colitis UK within the local community is something that I am very passionate about, inspired of course by my late husband Ian.

Annie Swanston
Community Champion, Crohn's & Colitis UK

The winners will be revealed at the Black-tie Dinner being held on 13th June 2019 at St Albans Cathedral. We wish Annie the very best of luck!